John D. Glover

August 16, 1947 - July 2, 2023

08/16/1947 - 07/02/2023

Past Services

Friday July 07, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel
118 Grant Avenue
Moundsville, WV 26041
304-845-4560 | Directions
Graveside Funeral Service
Saturday July 08, 2023
11:00 am
Riverview Cemetery
Moundsville, WV

John D. Glover, affectionately known as “Papa John,” passed away on July 2, 2023, in Moundsville, WV, at the age of 75. Born on August 16, 1947, John lived a life full of love, laughter, and a touch of mischief.

John served his country with pride as a member of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division during the Vietnam War. His bravery and dedication to his fellow soldiers will never be forgotten. Following his military service, John found himself as the Superintendent of Prison Industries at the Department of Corrections, where he left a lasting impact on his colleagues and the community.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, John was a proud member of various organizations that held a special place in his heart. He lent his support and camaraderie to the American Legion Post 3, the Masonic Lodge – Marshall Union #8, and the Moundsville VFW Auxiliary #437, where he served as Commander for four years and Quartermaster for eight years. These groups provided him with countless friendships and memories that lasted a lifetime.

John is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Bobbye Jean (Wade) Glover, as well as his parents, John A. and Beatrice (Heslop) Glover. Left to cherish his memory are his stepdaughter, Jennifer (John) Carr of Benwood, WV; his sons, Scott (Ruth Ann) Glover of Stephens City, VA, and Timothy Glover of Edinburg, VA; and his grandchildren, Alyssa Robertson, Stefan Glover, Alexa Young, Aiden Young, and several great-grandchildren. Not to be forgotten is his furry companion and best friend, “Gibbs,” who brought joy to his life every single day.

Family and friends are invited to attend the visitation on Friday, July 7, from 4-8 p.m. at Altmeyer Funeral Home – Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapel, located at 118 Grant Avenue in Moundsville, WV.

To honor John’s service to his country, a graveside service with full Military Honors by the Sistersville Honor Guard and Masonic Rites will be held on Saturday, July 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery, situated at 1854 Found Bottom Hill in Moundsville, WV.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Moundsville VFW Auxiliary #437 Scholarship Program, located at 114 Grant Street, Moundsville, WV 26041, or to Valley Hospice at 10686 State Route 150, Rayland, OH 43943. These donations will ensure that John’s legacy of kindness and support continues to brighten the lives of others.

John D. Glover may have left this world, but his dedication, service and Love of Country will forever remain in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know him. Rest in peace, Papa John.

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Larry and Margaret Sine
7 months ago

Such fond memories of times with John D and family. Long time friend and fellow legionnaire.

Dennis R Albaugh
7 months ago

My sincere and humble condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Glover. Denny Albaugh

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
7 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of John D. Glover, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, John D. Glover, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

LeMoyne Watkins
7 months ago

RIP our Dear friend
LeMoyne & Shelia Watkins
Naples, FL

Pamela Welling Flowers, Chuck & Loretta Welling
7 months ago

With our deepest sympathy and prayers, may you rest in Peace JD.

Bob and Jennifer Blazer
7 months ago

Jen and I knew John for many years. He was a great guy, very patriotic and always had a kind word. He would always ask how you and your family were doing. He was one of a kind. God Bless you John. Bob and Jen.